We help restaurants, bakeries and businesses in the food sector realize the full potential from their data. At the same time, we drive process optimization and automation in the digital realm – with a tool that offers everything from a single source.
In this way, we help restaurants become more efficient, use resources more sparingly, and create more time for the essentials.
It all started with a sold-out veggie menu in the canteen – whereupon our founder wondered why forecasts were made for the weather and electricity, but not for the number of guests in the catering industry. Since 2016, we’ve been researching Artificial Intelligence to help restaurants produce as many menus as needed to reduce food waste; while optimally scheduling their staff so there’s no waiting time or unnecessarily high labor costs.
The idea of Prognolite, a forecasting tool for the restaurant industry, was born. Together with the Zurich University of Applied Sciences (ZHAW), a sophisticated, self-learning algorithm was then developed. Based on cash register data and various factors such as weather, holidays and trends, this algorithm predicts what the sales trend will be – and how staff planning and production can be optimally implemented accordingly.
Through countless conversations with experts and restaurateurs from the industry, we realized over the years that there was a great need for broader support in the digital area. So we iteratively expanded our tool with additional functions (and still do). This is how our AI planning tool was born, which now supports not only restaurants but also companies in the entire food sector in their planning.
Roman is one of the co-founders of Prognolite and a full-stack developer with more than 15 years of professional experience at various companies. Besides numerous own projects, he worked in an ERP company and a web agency. He is responsible for optimizing the app, developing new features and POS integrations.
Marco is a data scientist with more than 4 years of experience in data analysis and the application of statistical inference and machine learning. His focus is on combining different data sources and applying algorithms to make life greener and better in the hospitality industry and help improve our AI constantly.
Dominique, is working as a software engineer in the web industry for more than 20 years. He is the behind the scenes magician who will provide the right data models and APIs to our front-end developers and customers. He works hard on making everything squared, stable and sure in order to put our projects on the rails to success.
Nico is a restaurant manager with 12 years of experience in the hospitality industry. Through his education as a chef and at the Belvoirpark Hotel School, he brings a wide network of potential customers and stakeholders. Nico is responsible for product development and implementation, sales and customer success.
Endrit is a software developer with 7 years of experience in various industries and development teams, some of which he has been a leader in. These include projects in transportation, finance, medical, education and hospitality. Endrit currently focuses on .NET Core and Angular.
Aurelia has a degree from the Ecole Hôtelière de Lausanne and experience in the gastronomy and hospitality industry. Until recently, she was responsible for our marketing and PR - until she returned to gastronomy. Besides running her own gastronomic business, she continues to take care of our numbers and finances.
Jennifer is a business development manager with more than 6 years of experience in business development and strategic partnerships. Besides the BD at CPM Germany, she was responsible for the Trade Marketing department at Limppano in Rio de Janeiro. She supports us in our expansion and internationalization.
Our international team is extended by Francisco, who together with Endrit takes care of the great look of our software. Born in Portugal, Francisco came to Front End via architecture and has also worked as a tester. With fresh ideas, the will to develop new things and full commitment Francisco tackles new projects at Prognolite.
Drilon is a UX/UI designer with more than 7 years of experience in the design industry. He approaches projects and challenges with a usability-focused mindset, keeping things simple and understandable. Drilon is responsible for delivering pixel perfect prototypes and solutions to complex problems.